Go First

Go First

Go first. Listening recently to the Tim Ferriss podcast (I don’t miss many of them) Gabby Reece, beach volleyball star, and wife to Laird Hamilton of big-wave surfing fame, stated to “Go first.”   This simple phrase stuck, and made me think…on several...
The Authentic You

The Authentic You

So there is a recent wave, or maybe more of an undercurrent, extolling the virtue of authenticity, being authentic, living an authentic life.  And, yes, I do talk a great deal about being authentic, and finding authenticity.   So what the hell does authenticity mean?...
Why I like Philosophy

Why I like Philosophy

Because there is so much added bullshit in the world, particularly in the realm of self-improvement, self-help, life-coaching, and psychotherapy.  This blog post may come off a bit more personal than previous ones, delving into areas that I can certainly get on a soap...
What, You Don’t Have a Personal Goal??

What, You Don’t Have a Personal Goal??

Get that corner office, increase salary by 20%, bench press 315, complete the 10k run in under 45 minutes.  All represent goals that may exist in your life in some form.  And all share some measurable outcome to let you know if you’ve achieved them or not. I’ll call...
Have a Base!

Have a Base!

This concept cannot be stressed enough. The need for a base is perhaps the most important and initial phase of any endeavor with an aim of betterment.  Betterment, be it more professional success, better health, life satisfaction, intimate relationships, (fill in the...
Gratitude 2.0

Gratitude 2.0

Gratitude is important.  And, yes, a bit trendy.  So I’ll jump in and share some thoughts on how to level up your gratitude game.  I recently read All Things Shining by Hubert Dreyfus and Sean Dorrance Kelly.  The book suggests that gratitude gives us a...